#BrokenRecordShow ends 184+ hour run at 4:20am April 20, 2015

#BrokenRecordShow started 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley & ended 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden.

#BrokenRecordShow started 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley & ended 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden.

‪#‎BrokenRecordShow‬ at The East Room featured the best of Nashville’s comedians & even celebrity drop-in sets from Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Al Jackson, Eric Andre, Nate Bargatze, Ahmed Ahmed, Keith Alberstadt, Killer Beaz & Jon Reep. Starting 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley and ending 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden, NASHVILLE STANDUP surpassed the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ title of 80 hours for “Longest Stand-up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:04pm and finished at 184+ hours long at 4:20am on April 20th.

I’ll write more about this later but for now, THANK YOU to Mary Jay Berger, Ben Jones, DJ Buckley, Brian Dorfman, Zanies, Outback Concerts, the Wild West Comedy Festival, Nate Bargatze, the comics who performed and attended the show, the Nashville StandUp volunteers and fans who were there to witness The Greatest Dumbest Thing We’ve Ever Done. I love each and every one of you.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt #BrokenRecordShow hits 48-hour milestone at The East Room

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

You guys, WE’RE DOING IT.

Beginning noon April 12th, Nashville StandUp began our attempt to take the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in Nashville, TN.

NewsChannel5 talking to Monty MitchellAs I type this it’s early afternoon Tuesday April 14th. That means the BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW has been going for over 48 hours so far. Unbelievable. We’re having such a great time.
NewsChannel5 talking to Chad Riden
NewsChannel 5 did interviews and shot show footage around noon and a live shot during their 5pm show, helping spread the word.

Jessica WatkinsLast night was incredible. Jessica Watkins is an East Nashville native, now living in NYC and she did an hour telling stories from her walk across the country when she did comedy and avoided being murdered while filming her documentary “Burning Daylight.” Nate BargatzeLouis J Gomez was absolutely hilarious and delightful as he explained how his baby is fifteen times cuter than yours. The house was PACKED for home town boy who done good, Nate Bargatze. A lot of Wild West Comedy Festival people and Zanies staffers supplemented the huge, huge crowd who squeezed in to see Nate. It was pretty awesome.

Ahmed AhmedOur good friend KILLER BEAZ dropped in and did a 30-minute surprise set, followed by Nashville favorite Mike James. Ahmed Ahmed (TBS’ Sullivan & Son, The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour) dropped in to do a fun set where he hilariously woke up a sleepy audience member in the front row. Ahmed is an absolute beast on stage and any comic would hate to have to follow him, but that didn’t stop Zanies co-owner Andrew Dorfman who jumped up to do a very funny set.

Andrew DorfmanThis show is the greatest, dumbest thing we’ve ever done, but it’s also been a lot of fun and cathartic. Nashville comedy has really pulled together to make this a reality. The comics deemed as being ‘professional’ according to GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™’ guidelines (20 paid credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig), have done shows at all hours of the day and night.

DJ Buckley has not left the building since Sunday morning at 8:30 am. Chad Riden has only left for 2-3 hours each day to sleep and shower at home and run his daughter to and from school. Several comics have slept in The East Room’s fancy new comics’ lounge in the balcony. Many have been here all night. Several Zanies servers spent the entire night helping us make sure we had over 10 people in the audience at all times, saying, “we’re all in this together.” We truly are. The East Room staff, the fans, the volunteers, the comics. It’s really been touching watching everybody work to make this stupid thing happen. THANK YOU.

If you’re in town, STOP IN! ANY TIME. We’re here. If you can’t come by, photographer Jamie Hernendez is documenting the show on her Instagram account. She does incredible work and is here at all hours doing a fantastic job taking photos and posting updates on twitter. We’re also streaming video of the event on YouTube and on our special #BrokenRecordShow site. Go now to see the lineup for the rest of our schedule this week.

ALSO: the BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show is honoring ANY Wild West Comedy Festival tickets as valid tickets for our world record breaking show at The East Room. Any and all WWCF ticket holders need only flash their WWCF2015 ticket stub or laminate to be granted free admission to The East Room with no additional purchase necessary. Hope to see you at the show!

Less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on World Record Breaking Show tickets & stuff

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Nashville StandUp’s “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” world record attempt is coming up SOON: April 12-19, 2015 during the Wild West Comedy Festival at The East Room in Nashville, TN. Right now there are less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on tickets & stuff from our IndieGoGo campaign.

First: THANK YOU to everybody who has already donated here or at our fundraiser show at Zanies or in person or online at NashvilleStandUp.com! The money that has already been delivered by IndieGoGo is being put to good use. If you haven’t donated yet, go right ahead with confidence. We have signed a contract with Guinness and this IS happening!

Also, THIS IS GREAT: a group of donors (we’re not at liberty to announce who yet) have pledged to pay whatever expenses we have that are not paid for by this crowd-funding campaign. Even if somehow THAT fell through (extremely unlikely), NASHVILLE STANDUP will pick up the rest of the bills itself out of pocket & hope to make the money back later in merch & ticket sales.

Comics: we’re currently booking time slots on the big show. Our list of comedians already scheduled to appear includes Nate Bargatze, Ralphie May, Billy Wayne Davis and many, many more. If you haven’t yet reserved your spot, GET ON IT. Time is running out. Before you pledge, MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY! In case you missed our previous update, Guinness World Records rules say:

“All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”

This means that before we can allow you to perform, you must give us a list of qualifying professional dates / shows. Sorry, slackers. Maybe next year.

We’re all very excited about this show & we’re glad you are too. Oh yeah, we’re calling it: BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show. Don’t skip it.

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success. Check your qualified income tax professional about the tax deductible status of your charitable donation.

5/12 Zanies Fundraising Event for World Record Attempt Show

Zanies benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of  NashvilleStandUp's Guinness World Record attempt!

A Fundraising Event Benefiting NashvilleStandup.com attempt to break the Guinness World Record on april 12-19, 2015 for the LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS

Featuring:
Chad Riden
Michael Hampton
Mary Jay Berger
Gary Fletcher
Brett Cantrell
Jordan Jensen
Josh Wagner
Josh Lewis
DJ Buckley

Beginning April 12th, NashvilleStandUp.com will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in a non-stop stand-up comedy marathon to draw attention to Nashville-based comedians and to put Nashville into the record books of comedy history.

Nashville comedians will not only break the current 3.3 day / 80 hour record, it will continue through the entire duration of the Wild West Comedy Festival, and conclude on April 19th. The non-stop 192 hour schedule will feature showcases, feature-length and headliner-length sets and surprise drop-ins from comedians of various levels of fame and fortune AND infamy and misfortune. NashvilleStandUp.com has launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to help pay for the cost of the event, including the Guinness World Records’ fees.

This benefit showcase at Zanies is a fundraiser to help supplement the costs of this historic undertaking and features show organizers DJ Buckley & Brett Cantrell and will be headlined by NashvilleStandUp.com’s Chad Riden. All proceeds go to cover the costs of the Guinness World Record attempt.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
doors open at 6:30
showtime: 7:30

Zanies; 2025 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

TICKETS: $10 at 615-269-0221, at the door or online at Zanies.com

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success.

MORE INFO:
http://nashvillestandup.com/nashville-comedians-to-attempt-world-record-breaking-8-day-long-comedy-show/
http://igg.me/at/comedy/x/7774798
https://www.facebook.com/events/653813818077551/

There are 10 days left on our IndieGoGo campaign to fund NashvilleStandUp’s attempt to break the Guinness World Records’ for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” during the Wild West Comedy Festival, beginning April 12th. Please help us spread the word by sharing our crowd-funding page with your friends.

Zanies benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of  NashvilleStandUp's Guinness World Record attempt!

Guinness World Record attempt update #3

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

We have a few big updates about NashvilleStandUp’s attempt to break the Guinness World Records’ for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” during the Wild West Comedy Festival, beginning April 12th.

First, so far we have raised over $3,500! That is wonderful and unbelievable and just fantastic. THANK YOU. There are 14 days left on our IndieGoGo campaign. Please help us spread the word by sharing our crowd-funding page with your friends:

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

This is great: Our good friends at Zanies have been kind enough to set up a benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of this historic undertaking. The sucka-free lineup features Chad Riden, Michael Hampton, Mary Jay Berger, Gary Fletcher, Brett Cantrell, Jordan Jensen, Josh Wagner, Josh Lewis and DJ Buckley. ALL proceeds go to cover the costs of the Guinness World Record attempt! Get tickets now!

Zanies benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of  NashvilleStandUp's Guinness World Record attempt!

Also, Guinness has given us their blessing and approval for this world record attempt! With that notice came a LOT of rules we were not previously aware of. There are three that relate directly to the comics in the lineup of the world record attempt show:

“Each performance by each individual comedian must last for at least fifteen minutes.”

“Each comedians may perform for longer if they wish, but they may not return to the stage for four hours after they finish their set.”

“All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”

Previously we had offered 5 and 10 minute spots as IndieGoGo perks for $25 and $50 respectively. We have now removed those options.

Donors who DO NOT qualify will be able to (A) get a full refund; or (B) choose another perk at the same price break (t-shirt or hatch show print).

Donors who DO qualify who have already donated $50 for a 10 minute spot perk have automatically been upgraded to a new 15-minute spot perk for free.

Donors who DO qualify who have already donated $25 for a 5 minute spot perk have three options: (A) full refund; or (B) choose another perk at the same price break (t-shirt or hatch show print); or (C) donate an additional $25 and upgrade to the 15-minute spot perk.

We will be contacting each affected donor individually to make sure this is handled the way they would prefer. Thank you so much for all of your support! We really appreciate it.

Please share our IndieGoGo campaign with your friends! Comics who carpool together in groups will get first choice at time slots when we start scheduling sets.